I wasn't going to post until Friday but I just looked at my schedule and it's wild, so this is going up today. The winner of the Rustic Ribbon oilcloth trash bag is... Lori_r8. Give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize girly!Currently listening to: This video, above. My friend Betsy, put it on Facebook the other day and I have watched it an embarrassing amount of times already. I love how she tells her daddy to sing an echo version... and how she keeps stopping the song because she is afraid of fireworks and thinks she can hear them. I also love how her daddy just kind of goes along with it while at the same time trying to distract her. I do declare that it might be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! (I read this explanation about the video on Gawker: "Four-year-old Adelaide Ames couldn’t sleep because she thought she kept hearing fireworks outside. So her dad, 32-year-old quantum physicist and maker-of-fun-science-videos-for-kids Benjamin Ames, decided they should sing to keep her mind “preoccupied.” The little girl explains to the camera whenever a “firework” goes off, creating a stop-and-go performance of “You Belong to Me” between father and daughter that many find heartwarming and impressive. The finale is pretty good.")
Currently reading- Always more than one book at a time. Plowing slowly through two books on kids with asperger's, and a book club pick, (Sparkly Green Earrings) which I've already read but loved. (And for the naysayers who think my book club is just a glorified mommy's night out... (you know who you are) See? We do read books. Sometimes. Okay it is just a glorified night out. A glorious, glorified night out.) (grin)
Current Favorite- This rich gray-purple polish by Essie. "Smokin Hot." It's a nice fall shade and I have been trying to keep one of my New Year's resolutions "to take better care of my hands," since I work with them. They normally look awful. This may be the one resolution that I've kept for the most part.
Currently waiting for-the same thing I'm always waiting for. My man to find his niche in the work world. 'Nuff said.
Currently excited about- An upcoming girls weekend away in November with my book club. Much needed. Much, much, much. There will be laughter, shopping, walking, talking, eating, movie watching, coffee sipping (well, them- not me cause I only drink tea) and possibly some rule breaking. Cause that's the way we roll.
Currently trying- a body detox. I'm drinking 60 oz of water with dandelion root tea with splashes of lemon and cranberry juices each day. It's supposed to flush out one's system or something like that. It's nasty, not gonna lie, but I'm trying a week of detox because I was having the worst headaches of my life and I decided I needed to do this, plus eat clean, and skip sugar altogether to see if it will help. So far, four days in, my headaches are gone. Well, duh. Eat well, feel better.
Currently working on- Two knitted ruffled scarves because why finish one project to completion when you can begin another one and leave the first one half done, I always say.
Currently enjoying-daily tea time with my girl. We have a 45 minute space before Joe gets home from school and we started taking tea each afternoon. It's my favorite time of the day. Oh the conversations we have...
Currently using- curl enhancing products. My hair was slightly wavy before kids, and after having both babies it's crazy curly. My kids call it the lion's mane. It kind of does look like that too. I've got a hair apt scheduled and she is going to chop it or something, and color all my highlights back to my natural color because I've decided to grow out my gray too. Basically I've got to make some cost effective changes in the hair care department. I am actually kind of excited about this and have been talking about it for years so we shall see. I feel like an entire post devoted to this subject should be forthcoming.
Currently wearing- the cutest little rose gold "s" necklace... a precious birthday gift from one of my most beloved friends.
Currently planning-A big stamping party for Christmas garlands where I have recruited girlfriends to come and create hundreds of Christmas garlands with me, and I shall feed them for their time. Or something like that. All of my garland order spaces are filled at the moment so I am rejoicing and panicking about the workload, simultaneously. (If you missed the wait list you can email me anyway because I will either add more spots and make more garlands, or I will hold your name for any cancellations- either way I'll try and get you one. Or five. Or however many you need. Lemonademakinmama@comcast.net)
Currently starting- A weekly evening class with my sweetie pie, at our church. I don't even know what it's about and it starts tonight. My man just asked me to come and so I am. I'm sure you haven't heard the last of this.
Currently preparing- for my man to whisk my boy away for a weekend so they can work through the Passport to Purity program (by Family Life Today). After seeing all the fun projects and things they get to do I am a tad jealous that I don't get to do it, but I will get to do it with Ava next year. And get this- God just loves us... and I should never doubt it. In this passport program, you are supposed to do a big fun thing at the end to kind of bond. Well, I won two Seattle Mariner's tickets, so my boys get to go sit in a suite, eat free food and have a big free fun thing as their finale. They never would have gotten to do that if I hadn't won! Doesn't that give you chill bumps? God just knew. I love that.
Currently wishing- My brother and his family lived down the street. I am a classic mother-hen and I do not care to be otherwise. We should be within "warm sauce" distance apart, and if you know what that phrase means I adore you because you also watched Everybody loves Raymond.
Currently doing- a 30 day photography challenge. I found mine here and just started it today. Day one was a "self portrait." (Here is my first day's assignment- I laid on the floor and faced the camera with our big sliding doors at my back and hit the self timer. Eh... it's a self portrait. Not much more to say about it.) The point is, I need to get myself motivated to pick up my camera again because I've been so busy working that I haven't been blogging as much and you know what? I miss it like crazy! I will definitely post all my shots once I'm done. Some are very challenging. I like that. I am going to try and use my Photoshop program to edit my future photos in this 30 day challenge, after today... eek! Wish me luck! That is the bargain I made with myself.
Okay now that we're all current on my end... what's currently happening with you?